NASDAQ : MAMA
December 12, 2006 08:01 ET
Mamma.com Launches New Video Search Engine
This Venture Enables Mamma.com Users to Search and Discover Millions of Broadband Videos
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 12, 2006) - Mamma.com Inc., (the "Company"), (NASDAQ:MAMA), a leader in Internet search and online advertising, has launched its Video Search engine in Beta format.
Mamma.com, the Mother of all Search Engines, in conjunction with the Pixsy Media Search Platform, now offers its users video search capabilities on www.mamma.com. By providing visual searching based on relevance, categories, photos and videos, Mamma users are given a key tool in today's search experience. Users can enter a query into the Mamma.com search box, hit the Videos tab, and pull highly relevant results from numerous video content providers.
Mamma users are now able to find, explore, and view millions of broadband videos from a wide range of topics including TV shows, movies, music, and news events. The Pixsy Media Search Platform provides Mamma.com with technology that gives users the ability to search for videos from their favorite providers across the web including YouTube, Revver, StupidVideos.com, AddictingClips.com, Blastro, BusinessWeek, Grouper, MetaCafe, Reuters, Sharkle, Roo Media, USA Today, and many more.
Guy Faure, President and CEO of Mamma.com said, "Content is doubling on the Internet, but usership isn't. We believe strongly in the meta-search platform as a means of aggregating content on vertical platforms, and allowing our users easy points of access and clean navigation to the most relevant content in the vertical markets we currently serve: www.mammahealth.com queries the in real-time the top medical web portals on the Internet. Recently released ww.mammajobs.com queries the most recent job postings from numerous job search engines. Mamma Videos is another example of our commitment to aggregate best-of-breed content into a simple navigational format for our users."
"Early feedback from industry professionals has been very positive," said Patrick Hopf, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Mamma.com. "People really like the clean interface and the manner in which the engines sources are ranked based on relevant hits to the users query term."
"We're very excited to be partnered with Mamma.com in expanding their very successful meta-search offering to include video," said Chase Norlin, CEO of Pixsy. "Mamma.com is a clear winner in the meta-search space and we look forward to collaborating on future offerings."
About Mamma.com Inc.
Mamma Media Solutions™ is a leading provider of award winning search technology for both the Web and desktop space, delivered through its properties, www.mamma.com and www.copernic.com respectively. The Company is also a top provider of online marketing solutions to advertisers, providing keyword and graphic ad placement on its large publisher network.
Mamma.com The Mother of All Search Engines® (www.mamma.com) is one of the most popular metasearch engines on the Internet, as it makes it easier and faster for people to find information by gathering the most relevant results from the best search engines on the Internet.
Through its award winning Copernic Desktop Search product, Copernic Technologies develops cutting edge search solutions bringing the power of a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use search engine right to the user's PC. It allows for instant searching of files, emails, and email attachments stored anywhere on a PC hard drive. It's desktop search application won the CNET Editors' Choice Award as well as the PC World World Class award in 2005.
More information can be found at www.mammamediasolutions.com and www.copernic.com.
Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission and include but are not limited to the extent to which the results of the SEC investigation or the purported securities class action lawsuits negatively impact the Company. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any description of the scope, focus or subject matter of the statements in this press release.
About Pixsy Corporation
Pixsy Corporation is a next-generation media search platform that powers private label image and video search engines for online publishers. Pixsy has offices in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA and was founded by a team of engineers and business leaders hailing from Microsoft, Sony, and ValueClick.